Nothing was wrong with my laptop keyboard, but I did notice that if I typed for any length of time, my hands would start to ache. Nothing major, but since I type a lot at work and then come home to type even more, it was clear this whole 'aching hands and wrists' thing was a potentially serious problem.
I'd seen those ergonomic keyboards, the ones that are supposed to keep your hands and wrists in a more 'natural' position as you type. I'd even used one a time or two, and while the experience was initially odd, I did enjoy it.
So when I found myself at the electronics store this weekend, buying my mother a new computer, I decided to get a little something for me, too. I purchased this beauty:
|Note the gently sloping wave design--aesthetic and practical!|
I don't think this sudden spurt of progress is totally due to the wonders of a magical keyboard, but I do think that having the right tools helps to unlock creativity, and allows us to reach our potential. Have you had a similar experience? What tools or tricks do you use to boost your writing?